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Ô saisons ô chateaux (1958)

A pleasant trip to Les Châteaux De La Loire.

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Agnès Varda

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Agnès Varda
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Danièle Delorme Danièle Delorme ... Narrator (voice)
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The director takes us to a trip to the castles of the Loire ,from the fortresses bold of the Middle-Ages (Chinon,which was destroyed by Richelieu,Langeais,Angers) to the exquisite Châteaux Renaissance (Chenonceaux: the Dames' castle,Azay -Le -Rideau and its reflection in the river Indre ,Cheverny and its gardens " A la Française" ,not forgetting the castles which came between such as Amboise and Blois .Miss Varda ends her trip to the Loire in a less famous mysterious castle . Written by dbdumonteil

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Though disappointed she was being asked to make a commissioned short after having made a feature three years before, she was encouraged by her Left Bank colleague Resnais to take the assignment because she would find "your own little music" in the subject matter. See more »

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Ma région
15 December 2007 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

This is my land:I was born in Chinon,which Varda depicts in lavish details:there,says Danièle Delorme,Joan of Arc met the King Charles the Seventh and she had him crowned in Reims.

Two actors comment the film:Antoine Bourseiller would be Antoine in Varda's best film "Cleo de 5 à 7" ;as for Daniele Delorme,she was a non-nouvelle vague actress ,therefore a good actress (Duvivier's "Voici le Temps des Assassins" is memorable.)

All that concerns the châteaux is excellent: the director follows history from the fortresses bold of the Middle-Ages (Chinon,which was destroyed by Richelieu,Langeais,Angers) to the exquisite châteaux de la Renaissance (Chenonceaux: the Dames' castle,Azay -Le -Rideau and its reflection in the river Indre,Cheverny and its gardens " A la Française" -nowadays there is even a Tin-tin museum for Herge's Moulinsart (=Marlinspike) was inspired by that castle),not forgetting the châteaux which came between such as Amboise and Blois (there's an excerpt of an old silent film "l'Assassinat du Duc de Guise" by André Calmettes and Charles Le Bergy (1908!))Varda ends her trip to the Loire in a mysterious castle which I have never visited.

All that does not concern the castles is eminently forgettable ,except if you are a nouvelle vague die-hard.I am not and proud of it.

Lovely poems.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

24 December 2019 (USA) See more »

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Mijając zamki nad Loarą See more »

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